Happy Holidays!

Our holiday hours for the Historical Society are as follows:

Thanksgiving: 9:00 - 12 noon Wednesday, Nov. 26; closed Nov. 27 and 28. We will re-open Wednesday Dec. 3.

Christmas: We will be closed December 22 through January 2, 2015. The Society will re-open Wednesday January 7, 2015.

We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season.

Notice to Our Patrons

The new Index for the Northumberland County Historical Society Bulletin 1994-2013 is now available for sale making all of the first 50 volumes of The Bulletin easily accessible to readers and researchers alike. The cost is $20.00 per book and orders can be made in person at our library in Heathsville; by email at nchsva1@gmail.com; or by phone at 804 580-8581.

We again express our appreciation to our donors who made the publication of this Index possible.


Welcome to the Northumberland County Historical Society website. We are located just off the Courthouse Square of Heathsville, VA in Northumberland County. You are invited to browse our website and learn more about the heritage of those who came before us and to become a part of the future of Northumberland County.


The Society exists to preserve the history and genealogy of the people as well as the memory of the historical events of Northumberland County, Virginia. It is also the mission of the Society to educate the public in the rich history and genealogy of Northumberland County, the “Mother County” of the Northern Neck of Virginia.

The Bulletin

Published since 1964, The Bulletin of the Northumberland County Historical Society is well known both locally and nationally. The Bulletin contains original articles on the people, places, and events of Northumberland County and the Northern Neck of VA, chronicling our history since the seventeenth century. Copies of all issues since 1964 may be purchased by calling or e-mailing the Society during business hours.

Research Fee Charges

For those who come into our library to do their own research, the fee is $10.00 per day for non-members plus 25 cents per page for copies. Members can research in person for free and pay for copies.
For those who send in requests for research by phone, e-mail, or letter, the fee is $20.00 for the first two hours of research plus 25 cents per page for copies requested. If the research goes beyond the initial two hours, the fee is $10.00 per hour. This applies to members or non-members. The Society charges a $10.00 fee for copies of materials in our library made by any electronic device .


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